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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chigwell

My property lawyer in Chigwell is not on the Chelsea Building Society Solicitor Panel. Can I still retain my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Chelsea Building Society panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Chigwell solicitors but Chelsea Building Society will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees as well as cause delays.
  2. Get a new practitioner to to deal with the purchase, not forgetting to check they are Chelsea Building Society approved.
  3. Persuade your Chelsea Building Society solicitor to seek to join the Chelsea Building Society panel

I am purchasing a detached bungalow in Chigwell. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process include checks to determine if these alterations are prohibited?

Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Chigwell will sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain changes or require the consent of a 3rd party. Some works require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Aldermore are being problematic. The Chigwell solicitor who is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Aldermore are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Aldermore have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Aldermore have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Aldermore may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Intending to buy a house in Chigwell. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Chigwell conveyancer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Chigwell. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Chigwell of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

What does commercial conveyancing in Chigwell cover?

Chigwell conveyancing for business premises covers a broad array of guidance, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

Am I better off to use a Chigwell conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can deal with the conveyancing however his firm is located 300kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Chigwell conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute documents, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were happy that should trump using an unknown Chigwell conveyancing lawyer just because they are Chigwell based.

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